AT&T, as you may well know, is a U.S. cellphone operator. They
provide cell service to millions of people, and they are the exclusive
U.S. home of the iPhone
. What AT&T is not, however, is a hardware
company. Or maybe they are, judging by their most recent announcement.
The company that sells wireless service to iPhone users across America
has just announced a new cellphone charger, one that is supposed to
waste much less energy than the chargers on the market already.
ZERO charger will become available in company stores
starting this May, and the unique thing about it is that it will stop
utilizing energy (often called energy leaks or vampire power) whenever
your phone is unplugged. It intelligently shuts itself down when it's
not being used to power a device, and while you probably won't notice a
great deal of savings on your power bill, these could really make a
dent in energy waste if everyone were to use one. The AT&T ZERO
charger works by automatically sensing when a mobile
phone is not plugged up to the charger and cutting the power supply
from the wall socket, and furthermore, the charger will be sold in
packaging with 100%
There's no clear indication of which phones it will and won't work
with, but if it'll handle USB, it'll charge most every smartphone
introduced in past one or two years.